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March 19, 2008

Say Goodbye to the Glowbama Mystique By Michelle Malkin

Barack Obama -- the self-anointed soul-fixing, nation-healing political Messiah -- has lost his glow. That is the takeaway from the beleaguered Democratic presidential candidate's "major" speech in Philadelphia yesterday.

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March 18, 2008

The Hooker Next Door: by Froma Harrop

The tale of the 22-year-old prostitute frequented by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer dredges up an awkward memory. I once shared an apartment -- it now amazes me to say -- with a call girl who brought her johns home.

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March 17, 2008

Democratic Racial Divide: by Robert D. Novak

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Geraldine Ferraro often has seemed puzzled during nearly 24 years since she was thrust from obscurity as a congresswoman from Queens to become the first woman nominated for vice president of the United States.

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March 15, 2008

The Importance of Fallon's Fall: By Michael Barone

The abrupt resignation of Adm. William Fallon as the head of Central Command almost got lost amid the breaking news of Barack Obama's victory in the Mississippi primary and Eliot Spitzer's resignation as governor of New York.

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March 15, 2008

Hillary Sends Ferraro After the Race Card: By Dick Morris

Geraldine Ferraro, a pioneer and trailblazer in American history, has done more to ruin a sterling reputation in the past few days than anybody but Eliot Spitzer.

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March 15, 2008

Governor Bloomberg? By Robert D. Novak

The disgraced Eliot Spitzer had hardly resigned as governor of New York when Republican strategists began calculating a return to power in Albany via New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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March 14, 2008

McCain Addendum: Are Stay-at-Home Conservatives a Threat to John McCain? By Alan I. Abramowitz

Several alert readers of last week's Crystal Ball article have contacted me in the past week to question my claim that the greatest threat to Republican unity in 2008 comes from moderates, not conservatives.

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March 14, 2008

The Democratic Dogfight: By Larry Sabato

When 2008 began, it was impossible to find a nonpartisan analyst who did not project a big year for the Democrats. George W. Bush barely scaled 30 percent in the polls, the Iraq War was deeply unpopular and the economy was weakening.

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March 14, 2008

The White Elephant in the Room: By Susan Estrich

Would Barack Obama be where he is if he weren't black? Would Hillary Clinton be where she is if she weren't a woman? Would Geraldine Ferraro be where she is if her name had been Gerald?

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March 14, 2008

Super Delegates Lining Up for Barack Obama: By Dick Morris

A funny thing is happening. While Hillary and Bill appeal to super delegates to override the will of the voters and back Hillary, the super delegates are doing just the opposite.

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March 13, 2008

A Virtual Tie: Clinton, Obama Divide the Democratic Primary Vote: By Rhodes Cook

As the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama approach the ides of March, they are virtually tied in the Democratic primary vote count.

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March 13, 2008

At Least Admire Spitzer for His Foes: by Froma Harrop

A few good words for Eliot Spitzer. The resigned New York governor could be brutish, vindictive and, when it comes to sexual rectitude, a grand hypocrite. But in going after the depredations of Wall Street, subprime lenders and corporate looters, he was a rare crusader.

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March 13, 2008

W.'s Gun Battle: by Robert Novak

Preparing to hear oral arguments Tuesday on the extent of gun rights guaranteed by the Constitution's Second Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court has before it a brief signed by Vice President Cheney opposing the Bush administration's stance

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March 13, 2008

The Shame of Eliot Spitzer: by Joe Conason

When Eliot Spitzer stood before the stunned press corps on Monday to make a brief apology for his misconduct, he spoke of "real change," of trying to "uphold a vision of progressive politics that would rebuild New York and create opportunity for all," of "ideas, (and) the public good."

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March 12, 2008

Michigan and Florida Deserve Do-Overs: By Dick Morris

Despite their apostasy in holding early primaries in defiance of the powers that be in the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Michigan and Florida both deserve to have do-over primaries.

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March 12, 2008

Getting Stupid: by Susan Estrich

My old roommate used to call it "getting stupid." In the beginning of the story, the guy might be smart, thoughtful, good-looking and funny. But when it came to sex, she'd just shake her head. Lord, could guys get stupid or what?

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March 12, 2008

The Left's Escalating War on Military Recruiters: By Michelle Malkin

Ideas have consequences. Inaction has consequences. For the past several years, I've chronicled the left's escalating war on military recruiters -- and the apathetic, weak-kneed response to it.

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March 11, 2008

The Specter of McCain Democrats: by Froma Harrop

A significant slice of Hillary Clinton's supporters -- that is, moderate Democrats -- might prefer McCain over Obama, or so I speculated a few weeks back.

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March 10, 2008

It's Time to Call in Hatchet Men Against the Clintons: by Dick Morris

The Clintons are trying to steal the nomination from Barack Obama - and he can't let them.

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March 10, 2008

McCain vs. the Addicts: By Robert D. Novak

WASHINGTON -- The congressional Republican establishment's charade, pretending to crack down on spending earmarks while actually preserving their uncontrolled addiction to pork, faces embarrassment this week when the Democratic-designed budget is brought to the Senate floor.